Wii may see price drop in first week of October

Will we see a Wii price drop next month?

The first hints at a possible price drop for the Nintendo Wii have arrived. Kotaku is reporting that they have received an early ad from Walmart for the first week of October with an interesting piece of information on the console.

The ad lists the Nintendo Wii and loosely dates, without price, a "rollback" for the console. The fact that there aren’t specifics could mean Nintendo is intending to cut the price of the Wii, which has been at $249 since its release four years ago, but does not want to specify exacly when or by how much.

Back in August, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata stated that the company was not looking to announce a price cut. "Right now, there aren’t a lot of discussions going on about what exactly to do about hardware pricing," said Iwata.

However, that was before Sony and Microsoft announced the price cuts on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. With both technologically superior consoles sitting at the $299 mark, it would be unwise for Nintendo to sit on their current price for the Wii.

Due to the nature of the source, Kotaku has labelled the story as a rumor, and thus so will GamerNode. Keep checking back to the site as this surely will not be the last of Wii price cut stories.



  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Myspace
  • Google Buzz
  • Reddit
  • Stumnleupon
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Technorati
Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

Leave A Response

You must be logged in to post a comment.